International Travel

International travel requirements and recommendations change as new variants of COVID-19 emerge.

Traveler Requirements

Monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the most recent guidance regarding air travel requirements and recommendations, and monitor the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website for information on lard ports and ferry terminals.


RIT's International Student Services office has already reached out to current international students, as well as incoming international students, about the December 6 travel requirements and restrictions.

Acceptable COVID-19 Vaccinations

RIT's acceptable vaccines include those approved for use in the U.S., accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or approved by the World Health Organization. These are currently the same as the U.S. entry requirements.

Starting January 22, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require non-U.S. individual travelers entering the United States at land ports of entry and ferry terminals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information, go to the Department of Homeland Security website.

Please contact your academic advisor and International Student Services for additional guidance.